Sterling today and yesteryear [was: "Location, location, location": a proverb?]

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed May 30 21:05:29 UTC 2007

The Office of National Statistics in the UK has a downloadable article at

with the title Consumer Price Inflation Since 1750. The abstract says that
"between 1750 and 2003, prices rose by around 140 times". There's a lot
more information in the full article, I believe.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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